CEO & Co-Founder: Former Obama appointee on energy and climate for the White House, US State Department, and United States Department of Agriculture. Part of the core team that negotiated the Paris Agreement.
COO & Co-founder: Data scientist with 10+ years experience in environmental remediation, permitting and sustainability strategy. A cyclist with distaste for American urban planning.
Head of Originator Sales: 30+ years of experience building financial products with deep expertise in compliance and product development.
Meet the team
Advisor: Business and design leader, startup advisor, and filmmaker Omino Gardezi is a successful leader of global creative firms who has advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues.
Dr. John Clippinger
Advisor: MIT Media Lab and MIT City Sciences researcher, founder and visionary on complex-self organizing systems and new approaches to organizational and institutional design to address fundamental civic, economic and ecological issues.
Dr. Angel Hsu
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at UNC Chapel Hill and Founder/Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues.
CTO: Charlie Berg is a serial entrepreneur who has brought more than 30 new technology products to market. He has been a tech leader at 21 startups, 7 of which had successful exits. Charlie has more than 10 years experience in the utility, energy and green tech fields. Charlie was also a professional musician who toured with Don Byron, Uri Caine, David Byrne, and many more.
Dr. Martin Wainstein
Advisor: Founder of Yale Open Lab, and Founder of Open Climate Collabathon, researcher at MIT Digital Currency Initiative. Open source and blockchain tech expert with PhD in distributed energy systems.
Advisor: Social entrepreneur with a penchant for catalyzing community change, Onyeka is a Partner in Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, a startup studio built to start, support and scale community impact. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale.
Executive Assistant: Environmental Studies graduate from University of California, Santa Cruz. Lauren is often touted as Raise Green's central nervous system. Dancing her way through life in an attempt to make it more sustainable, just, and groovy for all.
Senior Project Manager: Laura’s background is in energy and climate systems engineering, with 7 years of renewable technology commercialization and business development experience. She can be found running the hills of San Francisco when not tirelessly working to get solar projects off the ground.
National Director of Sales: Steve is a 30 year veteran in commercial/industrial finance, wind turbines and the solar energy equipment and installation field. He's a car racing enthusiast, usually found attending the Indy 500, Laguna Seca, COTA and Daytona 500.
Head of Projects: Over 7 years of experience in cleantech. Received a B.A. from Hampshire College and has advised Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, and government research institutions on open innovation, startup investment, technology strategy, and research & development.
Investor Marketplace Associate: Before Raise Green, Sophie worked in financial planning and impact investing at Morgan Stanley. Based in Minneapolis, Sohpie is an avid biker, camper, community garden-tender, and multimedia artist. She is also a 2021 Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow.
Integrated Marketing Specialist: Ben has spent the last few years as a marketing and business development consultant for legal and healthcare organizations. Three BAs from Johns Hopkins, MNR from Virginia Tech. Can be found bemoaning Philadelphia sports teams or backpacking.
Project Finance Intern: Studying Energy Systems at Northeastern University. Energy Engineer with a few years of experience in IT and automobile industry. Loves soccer!
Jehseok Alex Kim
Marketplace & Compliance Associate: Studying Finance and Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Passionate about ecological issues, equality, and jazz.
...there needs to be more authentic market-makers, like Raise Green, who are not reclassifying traditional assets by ‘greenwashing,’ but are pioneering the development of new, truly sustainable investments.
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We are powered by people
We have entered a critical decade in our efforts to combat the disastrous effects of climate change.
People around the world have been taking to the streets & airwaves, asking for governments, companies and their communities to take action. Citizens and municipalities are searching for solutions, and investors want to have real impact with their dollars.
Raise Green was built as a direct call to the question people urgently asking- What action can you take to actually make a difference?
Raise Green's Values
We have a strong bias towards action. We’re on a mission to catalyze local development and help people create and fund thousands of community-scale clean energy projects and climate solution companies across the United States.
We are the 1st green crowd-investing portal in the United States dedicated to climate solutions and open to all investors, whether you’re looking to invest thousands in clean energy or your first $100. We help all people to use the power of their capital to create direct change.
We back investments that have verifiable social and environmental impact. This isn’t the greenwashing you see in your typical investment. With Raise Green, you will know exactly what you own, and the impact it makes.
Raise Green Partners
Raise Green has a number of enterprise partners to help deliver top quality financial services and product, including: